Despite the fact that many Americans are struggling to get a job, there are a ton of job openings in several fields that are just waiting for the right people to come along.
CareerBuilder.com reports that there is a shortage of qualified individuals in sales, engineering, accounting and other positions that give hiring managers headaches. After some research, The site learned that over a third of their hiring managers have had positions open for 12 weeks or more.
According to CareerBuilder.com’s survey, here are the 10 hardest-to-fill positions, and the number of jobs added to those positions from 2010 to 2013:
- Sales Representative – 584,792
- Machine Operator/Assembler/Production Worker – 135,653
- Nurse – 135,325
- Truck Driver – 113,517
- Software Developer – 103,708
- Engineer – 73,995
- Marketing Professional – 57,045
- Accountant – 55,670
- Mechanic – 53,002
- IT Manager/Network Administrator – 48,70
This survey includes information from 2,000 hiring managers and job growth data of the last three years provided by Economic Modeling Specialists.